I love lists, especially with photos to illustrate and help with visualization! I just learned to play around with Photoshop a little bit more yesterday, so these collages were the results. It took so long, oh my goodness! But hope you like this way of me doing gift lists. These are some gift ideas that I absolutely recommend, broken down into 3 categories: under $20, under $50, and under $100. Happy gifting!


GIFTS UNDER $20

1. Colorpop YES, PLEASE! eyeshadow palette $16 (Bestseller palette, Free shipping over $30)

2. AmazonBasics Yoga Mat $17.99 (I bought this one for at-home workout!)

3. Dermal Korea 16 Sheet Masks $10.98 (Great for any beauty lovers!)

4. The Handmaid’s Tale Book Hardcover $14.71

5. Beauty Blender PRO sponge $20

6. Bad Girls Throughout History Book $13.56 (I bought my cousin this book, and she loved it! Super cute graphic!)

7. Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler $16 (Iconic! Free shipping, Amazon Prime)

8. Anthropologie Initial Mug on sale now for $5.60 (Get a few for your loved ones!)

9. Urban Outfitters Love is Love Wall Hook $18

10. Moleskin Art Plus Sketchbook $16.38 (I used this one as my 2017 bullet journal, and I’m down to the last pages! Love the thicker papers.)


GIFTS UNDER $50

11. Marc Jacobs Beauty O!mega Bronzer Perfect Tan $49 (A cult favorite! Sephora does free shipping all the time!)

12. LUSH Jolly Hollyday Gift Box $49.95 (You can also get them a few hand-picked bath bombs! Bath times are essential!)

13. Crate and Barrel Stendig Calendar $44.95 (It’s huge but great as a decor item! I might pick in in store once I go to Portland! Reason: free of sale tax!)

14. L’Occitane Hand Cream $29 (My top favorite hand cream that works!)

15. Patagonia Beanie $30.95 (super cute couple gift for both!)

16. ANKER Portable Phone Charger $41.99 (This is recommended by my techy bf!)

17. ORIBE Dry Texturizing Hairspray $46

18. Artifact Uprising Wood Calendar $30 (perfect for long-distance relationship couples or parents! I have this one!)

19. Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder $38 (Also sold at Sephora)

20. It’s A 10 Miracle Hair Mask $30.89 (I swear by this product!)


GIFTS UNDER $100

21. Aesop Rose Hair & Scalp Moisturizing Masque 500 ml $99 (besides its fame, the bottle can be reused, and it’s very Instagram-worthy!)

22. Le Specs Enchantress Cat-eye Sunglasses $79

23. Mango Check Structured Blazer $99.99

24. CAUDALIE Vinoperfect Radiance Serum $78 (Another Cult Favorite!)

25. Glossier YOU Fragrance $60

26. Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow $68 (This is also a cult favorite!)

27. Diptyque BAIES candle 6.5 oz $64 (You can get a smaller one, 2.4 oz for $34. It is expensive for candles, yes! But trust me it is a classic!)

28. Everlane Silk Shirt $78 (The most affordable one I can find! Everyone needs a silk shirt in their closet, a black and a nude one!)

29. Patagonia Better Sweater 1/4 Zip Fleece $99

30. Dityque L’Art Du Parfum Discovery Set $98


It is official that I will be taking a short weekend trip down to Portland, Oregon. Hooray!!! After that, I will start or get back to being a normal working adult life, aka I won’t have a lot of time anymore to mind and thought wander. As I was planning for where to go and what to do in Portland, I noticed that my Moleskin journal was down to the last page. Coincidently, I found a quote that very much summarized the whole year and wrote it with my brush pen on that very last page. It reads: ‘Today is the day. If not, then definitely tomorrow… but ideally today.’

So don’t wait! Go ahead and do it! Do whatever you want to do because life is too short to hesitate, to wonder, to ‘what if.’

See you tomorrow!

stay inspired | as always

An Trieu

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